The annual Institute features guest speakers and entrepreneurs from the United States and Europe, representing various industries. The Maastricht Institute is named after the city of Maastricht, Netherlands, and is an outgrowth of experiences and friendships among residents of Maastricht and several cities in the United States.
The goal of the Maastricht Institute is to foster an atmosphere of receptiveness and creativity toward comparative entrepreneurial processes. The Institute compares and contrasts the entrepreneurial business environment within the United States with that of the other countries highlighting domestic and international philosophies.
The Institute’s format includes lectures, seminars and round-table discussions.